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Bacillus Cereus, Cereals and Rice
Bacillus Cereus, Cereals and Rice
Bacillus cereus contaminates rice and other foods, leading to severe but short-lived food poisoning....
E. Coli Food Poisoning
E. Coli Food Poisoning
E. coli food poisoning is caused by toxin producing strains such as 0157, which causes a serious and potentially fatal disease....
Friendly Bacteria in the Digestive System
Friendly Bacteria in the Digestive System
There are trillions of friendly bacteria in the human digestive system. They carry out useful functions such as helping to digest plant material and vitamin production....
H Pylori and Stomach Ulcers
H Pylori and Stomach Ulcers
Many stomach and duodenal ulcers are thought to be related to an infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori....
Listeria and the Dangers in Pregnancy
Listeria and the Dangers in Pregnancy
Listeria food poisoning is rare but serious. A quarter of all people who are severely affected die and it can cause miscarriage and early delivery in pregnant women....
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella food poisoning is caused by eating food contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium or Salmonella enteritidis....
Shigella in the Developing World
Shigella in the Developing World
Shigella causes dysentery, a severe food-borne illness that affects 165 million people in the developing world every year; over a million of them die of this infection....
What is Botulism?
What is Botulism?
Botulism is an illness caused by the effects of a potent toxin released by Clostridium botulinum. Infant botulism, food-borne botulism and wound botulism all cause…...
What is Cholera?
What is Cholera?
Cholera is a water-borne disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It causes severe, watery diarrhoea that can lead to lethal dehydration....
Which Bacterium Causes Typhus?
Which Bacterium Causes Typhus?
Typhus is a bacterial infection caused by the Rickettsia species primarily. It leads to delirium and stupor and a high temperature and can be fatal if not treated…...
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